Yesterday's Heroes : 433 Men of World War II Awarded the Medal of Honor 1941-1945 Hardback
YESTERDAY'S HEROES contains all 433 Medal of Honor citations such as this excert: ...
Although machinegun bullets kicked up the dirt at his heels, and 88mm shels exploded within 30 yards of him, Pfc.
Dutko nevertheless made his way to a point within 30 yards of the first enemy machinegun and killed both gunners with a handgrenade.
Although the second machinegun wounded him, knocking him to the ground, Pfc.
Dutko regained his feet and advanced on th 88-mm gun, firing his Browning automatic from the hip.
When he came within 10 yards of this weapon he killed its 5-man crew with 1 long burst of fire.
Wheeling on the machinegun which had wounded him, Pfc.
Dutko killed the gunner and his assistant. The third German machine gun fired on Pfc. Dutko from a position 20 yards distant wounding him a second time as he proceeded toward the enemy weapon in a halr run.
Along with the citations are Official Communiques from the front, and newspaper accounts of various battles.
Yesterday's Heroes is a dramatic look at the courage of the American soldier in World War II.
Kenneth Jordan is also the author of Heroes of Our Time: 239 Men of the Vietnam War Awarded the Medal of Honor 1964-1972, and Forgotten Heroes: 131 Men of the Korean War Awarded the Medal of Honor 1950-1953 (both titles are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 09/01/1997
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780764300615